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upgrading cpu of DELL XPS L502x i3 2310M to i7-2860QM

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Hi everyone I want to upgrade my Delll XPS L502x from i3-2310M. my chipset is HM67 and motherboard model is dell "0YR8NN". I have seen many posts where i7-2670QM is installed on  "0YR8NN" motherboard but I could not find motherboard model for i7-2860QM. Can anyone suggest should I go with i7-2670QM or i7-2860QM.

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Re: upgrading cpu of DELL XPS L502x i3 2310M to i7-2860QM

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Welcome to the Dell Community @kspannu 

You can use both.

The "TDP" for both is the same and would run a little hotter.

https://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Core_i3_Mobile/i3-2310M_(PGA).html

The question is the price and availability???

Best regards,

U2

HP EliteBook 8770w i7-3630QM 32GB
HP ZBook 17 G2 i5-4310M 16GB
HP Color LaserJet M553dn 40ppm

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Re: upgrading cpu of DELL XPS L502x i3 2310M to i7-2860QM

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Welcome to the Dell Community @kspannu 

You can use both.

The "TDP" for both is the same and would run a little hotter.

https://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Core_i3_Mobile/i3-2310M_(PGA).html

The question is the price and availability???

Best regards,

U2

HP EliteBook 8770w i7-3630QM 32GB
HP ZBook 17 G2 i5-4310M 16GB
HP Color LaserJet M553dn 40ppm

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Re: upgrading cpu of DELL XPS L502x i3 2310M to i7-2860QM

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@kspannu 

Do you have Discrete "nVIDIA" or just Integrated "Intel" video???

Regards,

U2

HP EliteBook 8770w i7-3630QM 32GB
HP ZBook 17 G2 i5-4310M 16GB
HP Color LaserJet M553dn 40ppm
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Re: upgrading cpu of DELL XPS L502x i3 2310M to i7-2860QM

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@U2CAMEB4ME Sir I have discrete nVidia 525M Regards
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Re: upgrading cpu of DELL XPS L502x i3 2310M to i7-2860QM

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I have successfully upgraded laptop with i7-2860QM and replaced my HDD with SATA SSD. It is working really good now.

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Re: upgrading cpu of DELL XPS L502x i3 2310M to i7-2860QM

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Hi @kspannu , I did the same thing but unsuccessfully. black screen right after turning the laptop on. I put the old cpu back and it works just fine. Could you please tell me which version of bios are you using and firmware in case you upgraded it?

thanks

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Re: upgrading cpu of DELL XPS L502x i3 2310M to i7-2860QM

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The latest BIOS for the system is a good idea before trying the CPU upgrade:

https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/product-support/product/xps-l502x/drivers

That said, this is an aging system with aging voltage regulators on the system board.  The CPU you're installing draws 30% more power than the i3 you had.  A marginal voltage regulator could be at fault here as well.

 

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Re: upgrading cpu of DELL XPS L502x i3 2310M to i7-2860QM

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  @ejn63 unfortunately I already have a 26xx processor installed. The power required is pretty much the same

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Re: upgrading cpu of DELL XPS L502x i3 2310M to i7-2860QM

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It's not, though - the i3 is a 35W CPU -- the i7 is 45W, or almost 30% more power-intensive.

 

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Re: upgrading cpu of DELL XPS L502x i3 2310M to i7-2860QM

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@ejn63 please note that as per reply of person from DELL , L502x has been fully tested for quad core 45W processors. Dell even sold units of L502x with quad core processors. So i don't think that is a problem area.
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